Experience the Art of World Travel, Fine Wines and Exceptional Cuisine

Imagine seeing a village, a town, a hamlet through the eyes of those who live there, while you wander the streets of off -the-main-road villages that are not on the top 10 sites that every tourist visits to take a selfie, but are real and thriving everyday life.  Local markets, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants where the locals gather. Have you ever heard of a touring company giving the option to alter the itinerary to suit the needs of the small group? Probably not. But Artistic Gourmet Adventures can do just that because YOU are the most important part of the equation!  

Artistic Gourmet Adventures provides luxury week-long travel Adventures for groups of up to twelve guests in beautiful locations around the world. Accommodations during our Adventures include private villas, chateaux, chalets, and stately homes, along with our very own private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated chef providing amazing multi-course gourmet cuisine.

And if you have been to any of these destinations in the past, you have not been the Artistic Gourmet Adventures way – Private Villa Accommodations-NO Hotels; Private Transportation-NO Big Buses; Gourmet Meals with Wine Pairings by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton while dining at Villa-NO Set Dinners in pre-Chosen Tourist Restaurants; ‘slow travel’-NO Rushing to Catch the Bus; Special Surprise Excursions-A Comprehensive Itinerary-Personal Relationships with Locals-Personal Relationships with YOU! Just to name a few!

2020 Adventures of a Lifetime

The Passions of Portugal
Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2020

SOLD OUT!

In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.

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The Passions of Portugal
Sunday, April 26 – Saturday, May 2, 2020

Private Adventure – SOLD OUT!

In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.

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Watercolor Painting Adventure in Central Portugal with Jo Williams

Sunday, May 10 – Saturday, May 16, 2020

SOLD OUT!

This is Jo’s Fourth Watercolor Workshop with Artistic Gourmet Adventures! We are so proud to be partnering with Jo again next year. Click here to learn more about Jo. On this Workshop Adventure, you will have 6 days to enjoy the guidance of award winning watercolor artist and instructor Jo Williams. The ‘old world’ Portuguese and Moorish influence on the villages, the lush pine and cedar trees, the rolling hills that lead to the the blue Atlantic Ocean will truly inspire you!
Enjoy a private country Villa-a prior 16th century monastic retreat, delicious gourmet dining with a Portuguese flair prepared by your private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris trained Chef and daily excursions by private van to fun and fascinating local destinations.
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Nourish and Flourish- A Portugal Paradise

with Kate Nash and Christopher Connolly

Sunday, May 17 – Saturday, May 23, 2020

Unwind, let go and flourish in this country Villa Retreat. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful setting Central Portugal has to offer ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with the finest Soul Centered play shops with International Soul Centered Life Coach, Christopher Connolly MA, and Master Somatics Educator and Facilitator Kate Nash NBB.

Our mornings will be filled with somatic movement and dance with Master facilitator, Kate Nash to open the heart, free the mind and heal the body, and daily meditations and play shops designed to uplift, inspire and enhance joy!

Our afternoons will have free time to savor and relax, as well as local excursions to amazing historical places including a day in Lisbon.

Each evening will complete with a guided afternoon gentle stretch & wind-down session before our gourmet multi course dinner prepared by our very own Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton.

This is Kate’s second Workshop with Artistic Gourmet Adventures! We are so proud to be partnering with Kate again this year. On this Workshop Adventure, you will have 6 days to enjoy the guidance of Kate Nash and her husband Chris Connolly. The ‘old world’ Portuguese and Moorish influence on the villages, the lush pine and cedar trees, the rolling hills that lead to the the blue Atlantic Ocean will truly inspire you!
Enjoy a private country Villa-a prior 16th century monastic retreat, delicious gourmet dining with a Portuguese flair prepared by your private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris trained Chef and excursions by private van to fun and fascinating local destinations.
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The French Kitchen: Cooking in France’s Loire Valley

with Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter

Sunday, May 31 – Saturday, June 06, 2020 SOLD OUT

An amazing fun-filled week of Hands-On cooking in a French Chateau, full of kitchen time, wine discovery, great food and and exciting daily excursions to experience the real Loire Valley! You will leave with recipes (and techniques) you will use to delight your family and friends for years to come. Some of the fun skills covered will be: Proper Cutting Techniques and Knife Use/Sorbet-making/Bread making/Sauces and Jus to accompany your newly-learned creations/Soups/Souffles/Braising meats/Pan-searing/Artistic Plating/Menu-planning.

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Gourmet Motorcycle Tour – Loire Valley of the Kings

Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, June 13, 2020

Six luxurious nights with four glorious days riding the back roads of the Loire River Valley in central France (non-riders welcome!). The area of the Loire Valley comprises about 310 sq miles. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards and artichoke, and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, grand Chateaux and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.  The Loire Valley wine region is one of the world’s most well-known areas of wine production and includes several French wine regions situated along the river from the Muscadet region on the Atlantic coast to the regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé just southeast of the city of Orléans in north central France.

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D-Day Revisited – 76th Anniversary
Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1, 2020

Only Two Rooms Left!

Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.

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Timeless Tuscany

Sunday, September 27 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Only Four Rooms (Six Spaces) Available!

In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.

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The Amazing Coast of Amalfi
Sunday, October 11 – Saturday, October 17, 2020

SOLD OUT!

Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Palazzo Villa up in the hills overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!

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Nourish and Flourish – Timeless Tuscany

with Kate Nash and Christopher Connolly

Sunday, October 25 – Saturday, October 31, 2020

Unwind, let go and flourish in this 14th century Tuscan Villa. We will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa has stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens. ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with the finest Soul Centered play shops with International Soul Centered Life Coach, Christopher Connolly MA, and Master Somatics Educator and Facilitator Kate Nash NBB.

Our mornings will be filled with somatic movement and dance with Master facilitator, Kate Nash to open the heart, free the mind and heal the body, and daily meditations and play shops designed to uplift, inspire and enhance joy!

Our afternoons will have free time to savor and relax, as well as local excursions to amazing historical places including a day in Florence.

Each evening will complete with a guided afternoon gentle stretch & wind-down session before our gourmet multi course dinner prepared by our very own Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton.

This is Kate’s third Workshop with Artistic Gourmet Adventures! We are so proud to be partnering with Kate again this year. On this Workshop Adventure, you will have 6 days to enjoy the guidance of Kate Nash and her husband Chris Connolly. The ‘old world’ Tuscan influence on the villages, the lush pine and cedar trees, the rolling hills and grapevines will truly inspire you!
Enjoy a private Villa-a prior 14th century Tuscan watchtower, delicious gourmet dining with a Tuscan flair prepared by your private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris trained Chef and excursions by private van to fun and fascinating local destinations.
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2021 Adventures of a Lifetime

The Passions of Portugal
Sunday, April 11 – Saturday, April 17, 2021

In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.

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Nourish and Flourish- Loire Valley of France

with Kate Nash, Gloria Miele and Christopher Connolly

Sunday, May 30 – Saturday, June 5, 2021

Unwind, let go and flourish in this luxurious French Chateau. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful area of Central France ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with the finest Soul Centered play shops with International Soul Centered Life Coach, Christopher Connolly MA, and Master Somatics Educator and Facilitator Kate Nash NBB. Along with Kate and Chris, Gloria Miele, PhD. Gloria is a trainer and executive coach who works with high-performing professionals to create the life of their dreams. A clinical psychologist by training, she has spent over 25 years helping people reach their goals and facilitating those life-changing, “ah-ha” moments through self-care, a focus on strengths, and embracing the time and space for self-exploration and discovery. She is delighted to join her retreat partner, Nia instructor Kate Nash, on this adventure to integrate mind, body, and spirit in the French countryside. This is Kate’s fourth and Gloria’s second Workshop with Artistic Gourmet Adventures! Unwind, let go and flourish in this luxurious French Chateau. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful area of Central France ~ a true wonder, while you nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit with Christopher Connolly MA,  Kate Nash and Gloria Miele.

Our mornings will be filled with somatic movement and dance and daily meditations and play shops designed to uplift, inspire and enhance joy!

Our afternoons will have free time to savor and relax, as well as local excursions to amazing historical places.

Each evening will complete with a guided afternoon gentle stretch & wind-down session before our gourmet multi course dinner prepared by our very own Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton.

On this Workshop Adventure, you will have 6 days to enjoy the guidance of Gloria Miele, Kate Nash and her husband Chris Connolly. The Valley of the French Kings,  and land of 1000 Chateaux, the vibrant rivers and lush flowers, grape vines and Loire Valley wines will beguile you into wanting to remain in France forever.
Enjoy a private and luxurious Chateau, delicious gourmet dining with a French flair prepared by your private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris trained Chef and excursions by private van to fun and fascinating local destinations.
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D-Day Revisited – 77th Anniversary
Sunday, August 8 – Saturday, August 14, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, August 15 – Saturday, August 21, 2021

Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Your co-host Dwayne Lee, along with Artistic Gourmet Adventures, will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.

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The Central Highlands of Scotland
Sunday, August 29 – Saturday, September 4, 2021

On this Adventure we will roam the Central Highlands of Scotland. We will visit a working woolens mill circa 1784,  as well as Johnstons of Elgin Woollen Mill (famous for weaving Burberry Tartan), sample haggis (if you dare), dine on gourmet food and even take in a pub or two! Of course visiting a few castles won’t be difficult. We will visit a few distilleries, enjoy tastings and even see how the barrels are made in the “only cooperage in the UK”. Hopefully, the heather is in full bloom! Everyone will enjoy Scotland in the Fall.  Our Manor House accommodations have been specially chosen for an authentic Scottish Highland week and best of all we are not sharing with anyone else!

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Timeless Tuscany

Sunday, October 3 – Saturday, October 9, 2021

In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.

Learn More…

The Amazing Coast of Amalfi
Sunday, October 17 – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Villa on a cliff overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!

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We’ve taken every type of vacation imaginable, but not one measures up to the Artistic Gourmet Adventure hosted by Walter and Kim Eagleton. Kim, an avid researcher, and her husband, an awesome chef, prepared a perfect blend of exploring the intimate villages of France while weaving in historical perspectives. The villages came alive in a way you could close your eyes and see the past unfolding before you. Their warm hospitable nature provides a comforting yet exciting adventure for the novice and historical buff alike. And the food…trust me, it will tickle your palate throughout the entire experience. I give it a 5 out of 5!  Kimberly K. & Stan H.

Thank you, Walter and Kim, for planning an unforgettable experience with AGA!  Your expertise, patience and personal extra touches planned every day, combined to make this one of the most enjoyable travel experience of our lives!  We especially would like to comment on how much we enjoyed the
variety of our daily itineraries:  the delightful gourmet picnics, the interesting and fun wine tastings and boat tour, the epicurean lunches at Le Tasting Room and in the troglodyte cave in Beaumont en Veron, and the outings to the historical sites at Chinon, Fontevraud Abbey, Angers and Chenonceau.  The value of your services was well worth the cost and, in fact, saved us a lot of headaches and money overall!  We would have never been able to stay in a beautiful Chateau and experienced its grandeur and
elegance.  We will always appreciate the care and tenderness you put into our Adventure!  You made our trip to the Loire Valley a dream vacation!
Regards, Jackie and Rusty